Evening Activities

EVENING ACTIVITIES & EVENTS

Many of the activities and events for the 2019 Focus on Book Arts conference are still being planned, so watch this space for up to the minute events and activities news. Some highlights include:

WELCOME RECEPTION
All attendees are invited to join us Tuesday evening in kicking off the 2019 conference at the Welcome Reception. You will have an opportunity to Create Your Own Name Tag during this event.

FACULTY-STAFF EXHIBIT
The Faculty-Staff Exhibit takes place at the Pacific University Library beginning on May 2 and continues through the FOBA Conference. Check out the Faculty-Staff Exhibit for more information.

ARTISTS’ FAIR
The Artists’ Fair, which is replacing the Artists’ Shop from previous conferences, will take place on Thursday and Friday evenings in the Cawein Gallery. It is an opportunity for instructors and conference attendees to sell their handmade items to other conference participants and the public. Check the Artists’ Fair for more information.

J. HEWIT PRESENTATION: “A GUIDED TOUR THROUGH THE LEATHER MANUFACTURING PROCESS”
The aim of the presentation is to give an insight into the way J. Hewit & Sons produce their bookbinding leathers, by way of a virtual tour of their factory, using slide, diagrams, and movie clips. The presentation will take you through the leather whole production process from raw material to finished product.

VINTAGE PAPERS PRESENTATION: “MONEY FOR OLD ROPE; THE GOLDEN AGE OF PAPERMAKING”
This presentation is about the rise and fall of the handmade paper industry and why vintage handmade paper is a beautiful thing.  William will talk about what he does, how the business works and why we need to value the craft of papermaking.  A short film from 1937 and some beautiful old photos will accompany the talk.

TRADE SHOW
The Trade Show vendors are selling materials, supplies and tools related to bookbinding and papermaking and decoration. This takes place on Friday and Saturday. Check the Trade Show for more information.

COLLEEN CAVIN FELLOWSHIP RAFFLE
This fundraising raffle starts on Tuesday and continues through Saturday evening, with the last of the raffle tickets are drawn at the Hospitality Night event. Raffle drawings happen at evening events throughout the conference.

HOSPITALITY NIGHT
Hospitality Night is held on Saturday night. It is a time for attendees to share what they have done in conference workshops and what they are doing in their own work, a time to network with others who are attending the conference, and a time to exchange mementos, pins, cards, etc., set up email exchanges, and share book arts activities. However, there is no selling at this event.  The event is open to all conference participants.

PITCH AND PUT (IT OUT THERE)
The FOBA Pitch and Put evening activity is an opportunity for you to share what you have been working on with other FOBA attendees. We all have creations that we would love to share with others; or would like to share problems, stumbling blocks or challenges we have faced with our creation and get some creative and constructive help. Pitch and Put is the perfect opportunity to share with an audience of like-minded artists.

CREATE YOUR OWN NAME TAG
While everyone will get their official name tag during the Check-in process and the name tags are necessary to make sure you get meals, provides identification, and more. But Name tags can be so much more than just personal identification. They can be ice-breakers and conversation starters; networking tools and keepsake memories of this extraordinary week. During the Opening Reception we will have an opportunity for you to create an expressive name tag. If you can’t be there Tuesday night, we will have a table set-up near the Information Desk in Boxer Pause to do it Wednesday through Sunday.